Godrej Emerald at Ghodbunder Road in Thane

What reasons help you, as a consumer to narrow down to a particular property after going through the myriad of options available these days? Is it the developer name, location, amenities, surroundings or proximity to nature? If I told you Godrej Emerald met the above criterion, would you want to know more about it? Read on to find what the project has to offer.

Emerald by Godrej Properties is an upcoming residential project on Ghodbunder Road, Thane. There will be 7 towers having apartment configurations of 1.5, 2 and 3 BHK. The prices of these apartments range from INR 77 Lacs to INR 1.6 Cr. The possession date of the project is June 2020.

Godrej Emerald: Project Location

Godrej Emerald is located in the lap of lush green landscapes, near Gaimukh Gaon at the end of Ghodbunder Road. The location facilitates exquisite views of the Gaimukh hills, a rare feature in today’s cities of concrete jungles. Gaimukh Gaon, which can be translated as ‘mouth of the cow’, is a small village. It is also a popular pilgrim centre, and comes alive on Mahashivratri, as it has a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Godrej Emerald
Neighbouring residential projects as seen from site
Godrej Emerald
View from the site
Godrej Emerald
View from the site

The 20 km long stretch of Ghodbunder Road, also known as State Highway 42, runs through Thane district and links the Eastern and Western Express Highways of Mumbai. It connects Thane district to western suburbs of Mumbai like Mira Road, Borivali and also Vasai and Naigaon. City buses like BEST (Mumbai City Bus), TMT (Thane Municipal Transport), NMMT (Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport), MBMT (Mira Bhayander Municipal Transport) and VVMT (Vasai Virar City Bus) are a part of the transport system here. There are four flyovers present on the arterial road i.e. at Waghbil, Patilpada, Manpada and Kapurbawdi, which have eased vehicular traffic.

Godrej Emerald: Social Infrastructure

Godrej Emerald provides convenience of access for its residents to many quality educational and healthcare institutions. Schools such as  New Horizon Scholar School [3.5 km],  Saraswati Vidyalaya High School [4 km],  Dnyan Ganga Education Trust [3.3 km],  D. G International High School [3.3 km] and  Hiranandani Foundation School [5.7 km] are located near the site. Titan Hospital [6.4 km], Shree Sai Hospital [6.2 km], Vedant Hospital [1.9 km], Hiranandani Hospital [5.9 km] are among some reputed healthcare facilities at an accessible distance.  The project is close to many popular malls and recreational amenities such as D-Mart [3.3 km], Hypercity [2.4 km], R Mall [7 km] and Blue Roof Club [1.2 km].

Godrej Emerald: Site Layout

The project stands on a 6.5 acre land parcel. The 7 towers, which are each 28 storeyed, surround the central recreational space.

The site layout for Godrej Emerald has been interestingly designed. The recreational area has an elevated circular walkway that runs through the entire central area, called the Canopy Walk. The design also embodies other interesting architectural elements like a pergola, which covers the swimming pool area.

Godrej Emerald
Ongoing construction- July 2017

Godrej Emerald: Apartment Layout and Price

The apartments have a standard, well-spaced design, with separate wardrobe niches for the bedrooms. The 2 and 3 BHK apartments also have a separate foyer area at the entrance and a 1 metre wide useable balcony. The rooms have well finished vitrified tile flooring, while the kitchen has ceramic tile flooring. Apartments are available in the following configurations:

Apartment Type Area (in sq. m) Price (in Crore Rupees)
1.5 BHK 43.64 to 45.46 0.77 onwards
2 BHK 57.68 to 59.84 1.09 onwards
3 BHK 76.78 to 85.45 1.63 onwards

 

Godrej Emerald: Amenities

There are several options for recreation and leisure in Godrej Emerald. Out of the total area of the site, 2.5 acres has been dedicated for recreation.

The clubhouse has several facilities like an indoor squash and badminton court, a library, a poolside café, martial arts arena, aerobics/zumba arena, yoga corner, table tennis, gym, steam room, business centre, home theatre, crèche area and a wifi enabled zone.

The recreation ground has an amphitheatre which can accommodate 250 people. It also has a swimming pool, multipurpose play court, box cricket, skating rink, party lawn, bird house and an organic farm. Residents can also experience nature walking on the path which goes around these facilities.

The podium has a children’s play area, semi covered pavilions, seating areas, multiple life size games, jogging track, viewing gallery, rock climbing wall, open gym, tree house, meditation pavilion, hammock zone, a sand pit for kids, acupressure walkway, senior citizen’s area and an outdoor dining area as well.

Conclusion

Godrej Properties is known for its homes built for various customer segments with Godrej’s trademark-quality. It has carved a niche for itself in various cities across India. In Mumbai, projects like The Trees in Vikhroli, Serenity as well as Central in Chembur, fall under their name. Emerald looks like a promising residential project for people who wish to reside in the city yet experience closeness to nature with delightful views from their homes. It is a project replete with multiple amenities and various apartment configurations for all budget segments.

Godrej Air, Whitefield | The First RERA Registered Project At Bangalore

Godrej Air, Whitefield: Artistic Impression | Courtesy: Godrej Properties Website

 “Breathe Healthy | Live Healthy”

Recently I visited the launch event of Godrej Air at Whitefield, the IT Hub of Bangalore. The occasion was special because it was the launch of city’s first RERA registered project, that too by the stalwart in this sector Godrej Properties. Well, it seemed a sizeable event with music, food and drinks. Audience of varied profile gathered at the event, from buyers to brokers, from journalists to architects, and others related to real estate directly or indirectly. On display were walk through of the project as well as various flat layout to give everyone a perspective of the new residential destination in the IT Capital of the country. Also present were the design team from Godrej Properties to help one to understand; what Godrej Air is all about?

Godrej Air, Whitefiled: At The RERA Launch
Godrej Air, Whitefiled: At The RERA Launch

As the name suggests, Godrej Air is yet another venture by Godrej Properties in the fast-moving suburb of Whitefield. Since its inception in 1990, Godrej Properties have established higher standards for cutting-edge design, quality of construction, on-time delivery & sustainability as it is with its parent Godrej Group. Godrej Properties has an eminent presence all over India that includes cities such as Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Noida, Gurgaon and Bangalore. In Bangalore, they have created or are executing many landmark masterpieces such as Woodsman Estate, Godrej Platinum, Godrej United, Godrej E-City and Godrej Eternity, thus being present in all growth corridors of the city.Being present at Whitefield is just a natural extension for the fast growing and reliable firm.

RERA Launch of Godrej Air was quite an event
RERA Launch of Godrej Air was quite an event

This article will give better insights about the project’s current status, tentative price details & amenities.

Godrej Air: An Overview

Godrej Air is spread across 6.6 acres of land parcel of which 5.25 acres of land is dedicated for this particular project and rest of the land is kept for future development. 70 % of land area is open with only 30 % used for construction. There will be a total of 487 apartments couched in two iconic towers with G+16 and G+15 floors in all.

Godrej Air, Whitefield: Building Model at the RERA launch
Godrej Air, Whitefield: Building Model at the RERA launch

The project is registered under Karnataka RERA and one can check with this registration number and the link as follows:

RERA Registration No: PR/KN/170725/000006
http:// rera.karnataka.gov.in

Godrej Air: Location & Connectivity

Godrej Air: Approach Road To The Site: Hoodi Main Road
Approach Road To The Site: Hoodi Main Road

The project is located off Hoodi Main Road at the heart of Whitefield. It serves convenient access to some of landmarks in and around the city such as Mahadevpura (4.1 Km), EPIP Zone (4.7 Km), Brookefield (4.5 Km) & Kundanhalli (5.4 Km).

Many reputed schools are nearby such as Euro School Whitefield (2.4 Km), Gopalan National School (1.3 Km), Vydehi Instituteof Nursing Sciences (3.9 Km), Greenwood HighPre School (6.3 Km), GovernmentPU College (1 Km) and The BrigadeSchool (2.8 Km).

The project is minutes away from upcoming metro station DoddanekundiMetro Station (6.8 Km) &GarudacharpalyaMetro Station (2.2 Km) and existing KR Puram Railway Station (5.1 Km).

Shri Satya Sai General Hospital (3.6 Km), Rainbow Children’s Hospital (5.3 Km) and Brookefield Hospital (5.0 Km) are some reputed healthcare facilities nearby.

Many Tech Parks are nearby such as ITPL (3 Km), RMZ NXT (3.8 Km), SAP Labs (3.8 Km), Shailendra Tech Park (3.9 Km), Bhoruka Tech Park (1.6 Km) and Brigade Metropolis (2.5 Km), just to name a few.

VR Mall (2.7 Km), Phoenix Market City (2.7 Km), More Megastore (5.4 Km), More Megastore (5.4 Km), Inorbit Mall (4.3 Km) and Ascendus Park Square Mall (3.2) are some shopping and entertainment destinations in the proximity.

Kempegowda International Airport is at a distance of 43 Kms and Bangalore Central Junction could be reached within a distance of 18.9 Km.

With all conveniences that a family would need, social and economic infrastructure, the location is quite eminent for a residential address.

Godrej Air: The USP

The developers have involved many reputable names such as INFORM Architects as the architectural designers of Godrej Air and MasterPLAN as landscape designers for the same. The unique selling proposition for this particular project holds following aspects:

Under PMAY scheme (Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna):

Godrej is offering apartments in various configurations and price ranges with convenient payment plan options which several in middle income group can afford. The sizes conform to guidelines under the ambitious PMAY-Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme wherein the first time home buyer as long as he/ she meets the income criterion can opt for subsidies up to Rs. 2.30 lk* or so from the Government of India.

Green Living Design Concept: The project claims to follow the ideal IGBC guidelines such as enhanced daylight and cross-ventilation for all the apartments while heat reduction will be achieved by the use of grass pavers, dense tree cover and use of china mosaic with landscaped garden on the roof top.

Godrej Air: Each apartment will be open from three sides with excellent cross ventilation and infusing sunlight across the rooms
Apartment Model: Each apartment will be open from three sides with excellent cross ventilation and infusing sunlight across the rooms

The design is such that it will be convenient for the differently-abled people to move around in this residential complex. There is provision of non-slippery slopes and audio assistance in lifts for visually impaired people, just to name a few.

Energy conservation will be achieved by certain aspects such as solar water heating and water-efficient plumbing system which will have capacity of at least 35 % less than baseline criteria. Organic waste treatment plant will be installed which will treat 100 % of waste generated. Waste water will be treated through the eco-friendly services such as sewage treatment plan (STP) which will be used for maintaining the gardens. Rain-water harvesting system will be well equipped to capture at least 50 % of runoff water from the roof and other areas. There will be installation for electric car charging at this complex.

Healthy Living follows Green Living: As the name suggests, Godrej Air is based on the concept of fresh and healthy living which. To promote the same the developer is providing for green common areas, lobbies, etc which will host several medicinal plants. The designers explained that about 16 varieties of medicinal plants and 11 varieties of trees will be couched in and around the whole landscape of the project. It is expected these will have superior air-purifying qualities and even have medicinal benefits such as, quick recovery from cold-cough/ fever.

Godrej Air premises will have ample of green area couched with air-purifying medicinal herbs
Godrej Air premises will have ample of green area couched with air-purifying medicinal herbs
Godrej Air will come with many eco-friendly amenities: An infographic representation
Godrej Air will come with many eco-friendly amenities: An infographic representation

Conclusion

Apart from the location, which is of key importance for a home buyer, Godrej Air has lots to offer to those who are looking at quality housing from a reliable developer. On top of it the concept of green living will attract those who are looking for cleaner environment to grow old and nurture families.

 

 

Godrej Origins, Vikhroli – Signature Layout and Features

Godrej Origins at Vikhroli

If the launch of, and subsequent response to Godrej Origins at The Trees, Vikhroli is any indicator, then buyer interest in this premium development is only increasing. As we outlined previously in our site report, there are many attractions to owning a home at Godrej Origins. It is close to the business hubs of Central Mumbai and is well connected to the rest of Mumbai by road and rail. As part of one of the largest mixed use developments in the city, residents will enjoy premium cafes, pubs – Social, hotel – Taj and retail and high street stores within the sprawling 35 acre complex. More importantly though, there are unbroken, majestic views of the nearby mangroves to be enjoyed as well as dynamic city views.

Signature Residence Layout

Designed by Japanese architecture firm Nikken Sekkei Ltd., the layout for Godrej Origins’ three premium towers with five wings – P, Q, R, S, T – have been aesthetically conceived; each wing features different configurations and layouts to suit various needs. Apartments in each of the wings enjoy either eastern views of the beautiful mangroves and rising sun or western views of the city scape and setting sun. Most apartments also have balconies or sit-outs to enjoy these tranquil and breathtaking views. Let’s take a more closer look into the layout of the wings.

Wing P is the first of the five and comprises exclusively of 1 bed residences. There are five apartments on each floor of this 10 storey wing. Apartments vary from 486 sq. ft. to 528 sq. ft. Three of these five apartments face the west while two of them face the east. The eastern facing apartments are slightly bigger and have a spacious bedroom. They also enjoy spacious sit-outs in the living room which overlook the sprawling complex and enjoy views of the mangroves.

Wing Q is 13 storeys and has 4 apartments to each floor – 2 each of 1 bed, and 2 bed apartments. The west facing apartments are 1 bed with a unit size of 465 sq. ft. The east facing apartments are 2 bed measuring 743 sq. ft. The eastern facing apartments are designed to provide a larger master bedroom and spacious second bedroom. The living rooms of these 2 bed units also enjoy views of the sprawling complex and mangroves from the spacious sit-outs.

Wing R is also 13 storeys but has only 3 apartments of different configurations on each floor. The 1 bed residence is a standard 465 sq. ft. The 2 bed apartment is 743 sq. ft. and has a similar layout as the 2 bed units in Wing Q. However, these 2 bed apartments in Wing R enjoy the western views from the living room sit-out. The third apartment is a ‘compact 3 bed residence’ and is 858 sq. ft. This is the only east facing apartment on every floor and has a sit-out in the living room. The additional room is designed as a study, but the final utility of this room is left up to the imagination of the buyer.

Wing S has a unique floor plan. It has 4 apartments on each of its 17 floors. Facing the east are the two adjoining spacious 3 bed apartments of 1332 sq. ft. The master bedroom in these apartments have a walk-in closet space and balconies. Across the lobby are the other two apartments on the floor which enjoy western views. The 1 bed unit is a spacious 545 sq. ft. while the compact 3 bed unit is 915 sq.ft. The unique aspect of apartments in Wing S is that each of them enjoys a living room sit-out.

Sample Flat at Godrej Origins
Sample Flat at Godrej Origins

Wing T, similar to wing S is also 17 storeys but has 3 apartments per floor, each of a different configuration. The 2 bed apartment is 820 sq. ft., faces the setting sun and has a living room balcony. The east facing 4 bed apartment is a very spacious 1690 sq. ft and occupies the entire eastern side of the wing. Two of the larger bedrooms have balconies while the master bedroom also has a walk-in closet. This particular apartment has a spacious TV room as well as 4 bath-cum-toilets, 3 of which are en-suite.

The third apartment in wing T is a spacious 1262 sq. ft. 3 BHK. The bedrooms all face the west whereas the spacious living room and adjoining balcony face the north. This is a corner apartment which is unique to the entire Origins layout of apartments and enjoys western and northern views. The master bedroom also has a balcony. The northern view overlooks the upcoming Godrej Two commercial tower within the same complex.

Signature Amenities & Features

So as we can see, definite thought and consideration has gone into designing the floor plans of each wing and the apartments within each wing to maximise the views and space. Apartments with varying sizes and designs to suit differing tastes, offer tantalising choice to would-be residents. All 1 bed residences in Godrej Origins wings – P, Q, R and S also come fully furnished with interiors done by the home brand – Godrej Interio.

All signature apartments at Godrej Origins are designed with 5 star comforts and luxury fittings and furnishings within the apartments, including tiles, lightings and bath fixtures. Residents will also enjoy 24×7 hospitality and concierge services. They have access to the gym, clubhouse and swimming pool, landscaped gardens and kids’ parks, as well as wi-fi connectivity in public areas. Designed as a premium, signature address, Godrej Origins underscores luxury design and space. It offers choice, beauty and your own little space in a vibrant neighbourhood with cleaner air and fabulous views.

Godrej Tranquil, Kandivali – Marquee Developer Forays Into Western Suburbs

Like all other Mumbai suburbs, Kandivali is also split by a local train station into Western and Eastern areas. Both sides of the town are equally developed. Kandivali East boasts famous areas such as Thakur Complex, Thakur Village & Lokhandwala which are noted for being comfortable residential localities offering most modern amenities – colleges, schools, malls and shopping centers. Kandivali East has developed into an area consisting of skyscrapers and huge residential complexes that attract a wider audience in the city. Looking at the potential of residential developments at Kandivali East Godrej Properties’ is venturing into this region with Godrej Tranquil – the first of the three phases that will come up on an approximately 6.25 acres land.

About Godrej Properties

Godrej Properties has been a recognisable brand name in real estate for two decades and has developed residential and commercial spaces which enhance the lifestyles of those occupying these spaces. Godrej Properties has been able to uphold Godrej Group’s philosophy of innovation, sustainability and excellence in an otherwise challenging sector of real estate. This has also resulted in Godrej Properties receiving over 200 awards, including the “Innovation in Real Estate” award at the NDTV property awards 2014.

Life at Godrej Tranquil
Life at Godrej Tranquil (Source: Godrej Properties)

Project Layout

Godrej Tranquil is one of three towers in the new Godrej project being developed in Kandivali East. The project aims to bring a life of ease with the advantage of urban lifestyle to the residents. This project is located in the vicinity of branded shops, famous malls, International schools and offices. The plans for the project suggest that residents can enjoy smartly designed & spacious apartments.

The tower also hosts a Zen garden on the terrace which is inspired by Japanese architecture. The Tranquil tower will have 4 wings – A, B, C and D and will be of varying heights of 20 or 21 storeys. The tower will have all amenities that come with a branded residential development.

The Tranquil tower will consist of spacious 1 and 2 BHK flats, where homes are intelligently designed for minimal wastage of space. The 1 BHK flats will be 400-425 sq.ft. carpet area, whereas the 2 bhk flats will be of two types ranging from 670-715 sq.ft. The price of the flats range from Rs. 85 lakhs to Rs. 1.39 Cr. Residential offering from a trusted brand at these prices may attract many investors and end users.

Life at Godrej Tranquil
Life at Godrej Tranquil (Source: Godrej Properties)

Project Amenities

Tranquil tower will offer various amenities such as swimming pool, club house, wide open spaces, kids’ play area, and gymnasium on the podium. The tower will also have top notch 24/7 security personnel and CCTV surveillance for optimum safety and security. The unique factor of the tower lies with its terrace amenities.

The tower also has ample parking space, with two basement parking levels and one stilt parking.

Life at Godrej Tranquil
Life at Godrej Tranquil (Source: Godrej Properties)

Location & Connectivity

The Western Express Highway is easily accessible from Tranquil tower, which makes it easy to connect to all major commercial hubs of Mumbai. The nearest railway station is Kandivali station, which is around 2.3 kms (13 minutes) away. The upcoming Mumbai Metro from Andheri East to Dahisar East will be accessible at just 2 kms and will supplement the existing transit infrastructure. It is expected to ease traffic and reduce travel time along the western route. The International and Domestic airport is 12 kms away, which can be quickly reached via the Western Express Highway.

Social Amenities

The tower is very well located amidst well known colleges, schools, shopping centers and hospitals. Thakur College is 3.1 kms, whereas Nalanada College is 8kms away. Vibgyor High School is 2.4 kms from the tower. Other famous schools around the area are Oberoi International School and Thakur International School.

The nearest shopping mall is Centrium Shopping Mall which is 1 kms away. Other malls which are easily accessible include Growell’s Mall and Oberoi Mall. Many hospitals such as the Jeevan Jyoti Hospital, Hayat Hospital and Metropolis Hospital are in the vicinity. The area also has many eateries and good hotels which provide residents with sufficient options for a fun night-on-the-town.

Conclusion

Construction on the Godrej Tranquil project has commenced and home buyers are expected to get possession by May 2021. The USP of the project is its Zen garden on the terrace, its spacious apartments and its well planned layout. With this project Godrej Properties maintains its high standards in developing quality residences which match the lifestyles of its residents. The Tranquil Tower is a perfect blend of amenities and optimum facilities at a prime location backed by the over 100 year legacy of the esteemed Group.

Godrej Platinum, Hebbal- Ready-to-move-in luxury project in Bangalore

One of the Godrej Group’s marketing initiatives for Godrej Platinum with a radio channel, was to take the winners of a contest aboard a Microlight for a bird’s eye view tour of the project.  If you weren’t one of those winners, take a content and on-site photo tour with us.

Godrej Platinum, a luxury project by Godrej Properties is offering has ready to move in apartments at Hebbal, Bangalore. Situated right adjacent to Godrej Woodsman Estate, the project operates independently with a separate entrance and its own share of amenities, well managed on a 2 acre land parcel.

Godrej Woodsman Estate
Godrej Woodsman Estate
Brigade Magnum
Brigade Magnum, commercial office space beside Godrej Platinum

Godrej Platinum: Location and Connectivity

Bellary Road
Bellary Road, in front of the site
Bellary Road
Bellary Road, in front of the site

The scenic backdrop to Hebbal Lake was once identified only as a place of leisure and as the northern limit to Bangalore city. Presently, apart from being the Assembly Constituency, the place now boasts of a well developed labyrinth of flyovers linking the Bellary Road and Outer Ring Road.  Four things that contributed to the rise of residential real estate in this Hebbal are:

  1. The IT sector development– Proximity to IT hubs like Manyata Business Park, Kirloskar Business Park and offices of companies like Shell, BEML, Tyco, Wipro Fixtures,CEFA, AstraZeneca and MRO Tech provides good employment opportunities.
  2. Connectivity to all parts of Bangalore– Hebbal is well connected to different parts of the city via the Hebbal Railway Station, flyovers and BMTC bus network. The upcoming phase of Namma metro will also cover Hebbal.
  3. Inception of the Kempegowda International Airport– The airport is 20 km away from Hebbal, making it an approximate of 20 minutes of driving time.
  4. Social Infrastructure– Well known schools such as Vidya Niketan School, Jain Heritage School and Sindhi High School; Hospitals such as the Bangalore Baptist Hospital and Columbia Asia Hospital make up for the social infrastructure of Hebbal. Malls and shopping complexes such as the Esteem Mall and Mega Mart cater to the recreation and shopping facility in the area.

Godrej Platinum: Site and Apartment Layout

Entrance to Godrej Platinum
Entrance to Godrej Platinum

Constructed on a 2 acre land parcel, project Godrej Platinum consists of a single C shaped structure. The building is divided into two wings- Wing A and Wing B, with the open air swimming pool and deck in the centre. The 12 storeyed building has 9 apartments per floor- 5 in Wing A and 4 in Wing B. The configurations on offer are 3 BHK and 4 BHK apartments and penthouses, with remarkable views of the Hebbal Lake.

basement parking Godrej Platinum
Entrance to the basement parking

There are 9 different apartment layouts on a typical floor in project Godrej Platinum. Even though the sizes and layouts differ, there were quite a few common features observed in all the apartments. The rooms are large and spacious, unlike usual designs, wherein apartments have a separate family area, apart from the living and dining room. The entrance foyer is large enough to install a small sitting area for outside guests. Different apartments have different sizes and shapes of balconies but with a common element of spaciousness. The balconies are fully functional which can be converted into a sit out or as a place to do yoga/ meditation or as a terrace garden.  All apartments also have a separate servant’s room with a bathroom, which is connected to the utility area of the house. One of the bedrooms’ in all the apartments also has a dedicated area for a walk in wardrobe.

Godrej Platinum: Price

The apartment sizes range from 2893 sq. ft. to 3915 sq. ft and the prices range from INR 2.63 Cr to INR 3.55 Cr.

Godrej Platinum: Amenities

With most developers providing the usual amenities in their projects, there is hardly anything new offered in this area. But Godrej Properties have managed to go one step further and make Godrej Platinum exclusive by collaborating with well-known names for their amenities.  The proposed tie ups are: convenience store with Nilgiris Supermarket, library with JustBooks, laundry with StainWash, gym with Snapfitness and preschool with Klay Preschool and Day Care.

The project also offers an indoor temperature controlled swimming pool and an outdoor pool. There are also thoughtfully incorporated services such as a dedicated crèche space for children, special service apartments for guests and dedicated dormitories for servants with attached toilets. Other facilities also include squash court, indoor games, billiards, yoga room, cafeteria and a private mini theatre. All the amenities are located on the ground and mezzanine floor of the project.

Lawn at Godrej Platinum
Lawn at Godrej Platinum

The Godrej Group has also ensured that it involves eco-friendly and sustainable design elements in its construction. They include solar panels, rain water harvesting system, glazed windows, central water heating and charging facility for electric cars in the parking lot. These features help minimize energy consumption and conserve water. This has also led to the company applying to IGBC [Indian Green Building Council] for Gold certification of the project.

Godrej Platinum
Exterior of building
Godrej Platinum exterior
Godrej Platinum exterior

About the developer

Godrej Properties is known for its homes built for various customer segments with Godrej’s trademark-quality. It has carved a niche for itself in various cities across India. In Bengaluru, the history of Godrej Properties goes a decade back with the launch of its first residential project, Godrej Woodsman Estate in Hebbal. Project Godrej Platinum is situated right beside it.  There are also ongoing projects such as Avenues, E-City, Gold County, Eternity, United and Godrej Devanahalli.

 

Godrej Origins At Godrej Properties’ Flagship Project – The Trees

Godrej Origins at Vikhroli

Godrej Properties has very quickly become a brand associated with premium, aesthetic and environment friendly housing developments. The over 100 years old Godrej Group has owned swathes of land at Vikhroli and has taken its time in envisaging how it would like to develop it. Over the years, it has consulted with internationally recognised names in architecture, design and engineering to develop its properties such as Godrej Greens in Pune, Godrej Platinum in Bangalore, Godrej Garden City in Ahmedabad and the now iconic Godrej Platinum towers at Mumbai. It is the Trees and Godrej Origins, both coming up next to the Group Head Quarters at Vikhroli, that has grabbed a lot of attention in the past few months.

Godrej Origins, will be a cluster of 3 exclusive towers with 5 wings nestled between the residential and commercial developments, has just been launched. Besides being strategically located close to the business hub of Eastern Mumbai and a network of arterial roads, Godrej Origins is also close to the ecological hallmark of Vikhroli – its mangroves. It sits amidst the 34 acre mixed use development unlike any other in Mumbai’s Eastern suburbs, abutting the speedy Eastern Express Highway. The entire development will comprise of two phases of the Trees residences, Origins, two commercial buildings of which Godrej One is up and functional, retail and hospitality ventures.

Godrej Origins at Vikhroli
Godrej Origins at Vikhroli

Having reviewed Phase 1 and 2 of The Trees project, we went back to the refreshingly green and aesthetically beautiful campus to find out more about the latest addition – Godrej Origins. Here’s what we found out and the reasons one can choose to make Origins their home is starkly clear!

Acclaimed Partners

Japanese architecture firm Nikken Sekkei Ltd. are famed for their work on the Hoki Museum, Sony’s Osaki New building project and the Bank of Chengdu headquarters. For a development that has been grabbing headlines and eyeballs, it is no wonder that Godrej have roped them to design the Godrej Two commercial building as well as Godrej Origins. So one can certainly expect class, minimalist aesthetics and well-used space with an international appeal. The traffic and navigation at this sprawling development which will host residents, visitors as well as office goers, will be eventually managed by a specialised traffic management company to ensure smooth flow of people and vehicles.

Signature Residences

Sample Flat at Godrej Origins
Sample Flat at Godrej Origins

The 5 wings of Godrej Origins are comprised of premium apartments ranging from 1, 2, 3 compact, 3 spacious & 4 bed residences with unbroken views of the serene mangroves. Wing P has 10 floors, wings Q and R are 13 floors while wings S and T have 17 floors. All towers are stilt plus and include underground parking. Shady, green walkways surround the towers with open spaces and kids’ zones. All apartments are spacious with masterfully designed flexible layouts. Amenities that add to one’s lifestyle such as premium bath fittings and fixtures, marble flooring and double glazed windows are included in the plans. The 1 bhk apartments come fully furnished by Godrej Interio from Rs. 1.65 to 2 crore. Origins will also have 24×7 hospitality and concierge services.

Commercial Concept

The big appeal of this flagship development by Godrej Properties lies in the concept of mixed use of the property, one that isn’t seen easily in the land constrained city of Mumbai. One third of the land is dedicated for residential use, one third retail and cultural and one third commercial – all joined by a network of green walkways and open air spaces. The commercial space includes the already delivered Godrej One which is home to the global headquarters of Godrej Group in addition to hosting creche facilities, exhibition space, auditorium and stores like Starbucks, BBlunt salon and Nature’s Basket. The addition of Godrej Two will add more commercial space to Vikhroli. Once complete the demand for ownership and renting at Origins will only move up.

The legacy chimney, converted plant as site office and Godrej One

‘Social’ & Cultural Appeal

Godrej Origins is part of a mega masterplan which has been designed so that residents hardly ever need to step out of the campus for daily needs. The retail space right in the centre of the development, along Market Street, includes high street retail stores, cafes – including the famous and already functional eatery – ‘Social’ at The Trees. Two legacy power generation plants have been thoughtfully restored and reinterpreted into studio space which can be alternately used as a gallery and museum. The main wi-fi enabled public plaza is also dominated by a tall chimney, another legacy remnant. Culture, art and heritage come together in this beautifully designed ‘Imagine Studio’ complex part of the larger Trees campus.

Taj @ The Trees

How many can say they live next door to The Taj? Godrej recently announced the development of a Taj hotel on the Trees campus. The new Taj, a first in the central suburbs of Mumbai, will feature all the class, grandeur, beauty and amenities of every global Taj hotel, including Michelin restaurants and the legendary Taj hospitality. Taj at the Trees is the just the cherry on top of all the beauty, heritage and culture envisaged in this international award-winning master plan.

Godrej Origins, already part of the acclaimed and award winning – The Trees project, is making a strong appeal to the elite at Mumbai and NRIs who consider property investments at India’s commercial capital. One could choose to call Origins their home simply because it’s as close to nature as one can get at in Mumbai, or has ample open spaces as part of an elaborate master plan, or is well connected to various parts of Mumbai. A Taj hotel adds massive attraction in addition to having an on-campus Market Street. Or one could desire to be part of a well designed and holistic mixed use development.

Having its own commercial centre, in addition to cafes and retail stores, Apollo Pharmacy and Klay creche makes this a sought after residence in the Eastern suburbs. So, the reasons to live at Godrej Origins are endless and too many to consider. What are yours?